Wood & Finish Choices

Lancaster Custom Millwork Finish Choices

The samples shown are for reference purposes only. They have been reproduced using digital production techniques. Wood also has a rich grain that cannot be reproduced. We would be happy to provide samples on the actual wood upon request. This is the only way to ensure an accurate and satisfactory choice. Please ask about custom matching paint and stain to existing millwork in your home.

Cherry

Cherry wood is moderately heavy, hard, and strong, and it also machines and sands to glass-like smoothness. Because of this, Cherry finishes beautifully. The heartwood in Cherry is red in color, and the sapwood is light pink.
CHERRY-COLONIAL-CHERRY-121012_3878 COLONIAL CHERRY
CHERRY-HEIRLOOM121012_3876 CHERRY HEIRLOOM
CHERRY-LYNFORD121012_3872 CHERRY LYNFORD
CHERRY-MAHOGANY-DYE-1-3 CHERRY MAHOGANY DYE
CHERRY--MISSION-CHERRY-121012_3874 CHERRY MISSION
CHERRY-NATURAL121012_4054 CHERRY NATURAL
CHERRY-NGR-DRK-WALNUT-COLONIAL-CHERRY-121012_3881 DARK WALNUT COLONIAL CHERRY

Maple

Maple is characterized as dense, and light in color. Maple is a fine textured and close-grained wood that does not require filling. It works equally well stained or painted. Maple is commonly used for kitchen cabinets and other built-ins. We typically use maple for cabinet interiors and drawers because of its light color and consistent grain.
MAPLE-DRK-ANTIQUE-MAPLE DARK ANTIQUE MAPLE
MAPLE---FIRESIDE MAPLE FIRESIDE
MAPLE-LIGHT-GOLDEN-OAK MAPLE LIGHT GOLDEN OAK
MAPLE-CLEAR MAPLE CLEAR
MAPLE--SPECIAL-CHERRY MAPLE SPECIAL-CHERRY
MAPLE-HARVEST-END MAPLE HARVEST END
MAPLE-ENGLISH-CHESTNUT MAPLE ENGLISH CHESTNUT
MAPLE-DRK-NATURAL MAPLE DARK NATURAL

Walnut

Walnut is considered a rare wood type, and it is quite durable and strong. Its coloration can be light to chocolate brown, and may contain burls, butts, and curls. Walnut is excellent for libraries, offices, interior doors and kitchen cabinets.
WALNUT-NATURAL-121012_3911 WALNUT NATURAL
WALNUT-HEIRLOOM-121012_3909 WALNUT HEIRLOOM
WALNUT-BLACK-CHERRY-121012_3903 WALNUT BLACK CHERRY
WALNUT--DARK-BLACK-CHERRY-121012_3899 WALNUT DARK BLACK CHERRY
WALNUT-SPECIAL-WALNUT-121012_3905 WALNUT SPECIAL

White Oak

White Oak is a wood that is known for being very hard, heavy, and strong. It does have a coarse texture but turns, carves, and bends well. Having excellent sanding and finishing properties, and great stability also characterize it. White oak is an excellent outdoor wood due to its density. It also makes for a durable cabinet great for the kitchen or bath.
WHITE-OAK-LIGHT-GOLDEN-OAK-121012_3925 WHITE OAK LIGHT GOLDEN OAK
WHITE-OAK-HONEY-WENGE WHITE OAK HONEY WENGE
WHITE-OAK-HEIRLOOM-121012_3933 WHITE OAK HEIRLOOM
WHITE-OAK-ENGLISH-CHESTNUT-121012_3931 WHITE OAK ENGLISH CHESTNUT
WHITE-OAK-ANTIQUE-MAPLE-121012_3929 WHITE OAK ANTIQUE MAPLE
WHITE-OAK---DRK-ANTIQUE-MAPLE WHITE OAK DARK ANTIQUE MAPLE
WHITE-OAK-PROVINCIAL-121012_3927 WHITE OAK PROVINCIAL

Quarter Sawn Oak

Quarter-sawing gets its name from the fact that the log is first quartered lengthwise, resulting in wedges with a right angle ending at approximately the center of the original log. Each quarter is then cut separately by tipping it up on its point and sawing boards successively along the axis. That results in boards with the annual rings mostly perpendicular to the faces. Quarter sawing yields boards with straight striped grain lines, greater stability than flat sawn wood, and a distinctive ray and fleck figure.
QRTR-SAWN-OAK---CLEAR QRTR SAWN OAK CLEAR

Utile

Utile is an African species that is used as a moderately priced alternative to Genuine Mahogany and is probably the closest to Mahogany. Utile is characterized as having straight to interlocked grain and a medium coarse texture. The wood varies slightly in color from light reddish brown to a medium red. Utile is our preferred wood for exterior doors and shutters due to its high rot resistance and excellent paint adhesion.
UTILE---FIRESIDE UTILE FIRESIDE
UTILE---ENGLISH-CHESTNUT UTILE ENGLISH CHESTNUT
UTILE---EBONY UTILE EBONY
UTILE---CLEAR-FINISH UTILE CLEAR FINISH
UTILE---BLACK-CHERRY UTILE BLACK CHERRY
HONEY-DK-ANTIQUE-MAPLE HONEY DARK ANTIQUE MAPLE
UTILE---DARK-BLACK-CHERRY UTILE DARK BLACK CHERRY
UTILE---COLONIAL-CHERRY UTILE COLONIAL CHERRY

Sapele

Sapele has a reddish brown color that is similar to Mahogany and is a moderately priced substitute for traditional Genuine Mahogany. Sapele has an interesting interlocked grain that changes direction in frequent, irregular intervals. Sapele and Mahogany might be similar in color but you can depend on Sapele to be more durable. Sapele is a wood of fine texture and is excellent for cabinets as well as doors.
SAPELE-COLONIAL-CHERRY-121012_3918 SAPELE COLONIAL CHERRY
SAPELE--NATURAL-121012_3924 SAPELE NATURAL
SAPELE-SPECIAL-WALNUT-121012_3920 SAPELE SPECIAL WALNUT
SAPELE-MISSION-CHERRY-121012_3916 SAPELE MISSION CHERRY
SAPELE-HEIRLOOM-121012_3912 SAPELE HEIRLOOM
SAPELE-EBONY-121012_3922 SAPELE EBONY
SAPELE-DARK-WALNUT-121012_3914 SAPELE DARK WALNUT

Douglas Fir

Fir is a light rosy colored wood that reddens overtime. It is a tight knotted and close-grained wood that has a high degree of stiffness as well. This wood holds all types of stains and finishes well. Douglas Fir is dimensionally stable and we often use it for exterior doors.
FIR-HEIRLOOM FIR HEIRLOOM
FIR-CLEAR FIR CLEAR

Poplar

Poplar is a lightweight versatile wood that is easy to machine. It is a stable wood that takes and holds paint and enamel exceptionally well. Poplar is our wood of choice for painted interior doors, molding and millwork.

African Mahogany

Not only one of the most valuable timbers in Africa, this species is also one of the foremost cabinet woods in the world. Mahogany is characterized as having straight to interlocked grain and a medium coarse texture. The wood varies slightly in color from light reddish brown to a medium red. African Mahogany is good for cabinets and is durable for exterior applications.

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